"You can tell he still has some things to learn. That's a tough one," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "That's why you really admire a kid like Buster Posey and what [the Giants] did last year -- going to the World Series with a rookie catcher. [Mesoraco] studies hard. He's very conscientious but he still has some things to learn. He's come a long way in a short period of time and still has a long ways to go.
"The raw ability is there, no question. He feels bad when something bad happens to his pitchers. That's how you want your catcher to be."
My Take: That comment can be translated into this:
"He not as good as Buster Posey", "He isn't really major league ready", "He's got a long way to go before he can be a major league catcher".
This is the man that will greet these premium prospects. This is how the manager will have the backs of this once in a lifetime slew of prospects. These are the comments that these new players will read.